Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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Sometimes cable routing and legnths also affect how the calipers can center themselves while riding. The cable's routing can cause it to push or pull excessivly on the caliper causing it to end up uncentered most of the time specially when steering. Also for brake systems with non-aero, exposed cables at the brake levers, they can be too long as to exert to much downward pressure on one side of a sidepull front caliper just from the weight of the overly long cable casing and cable, causing it to maintain an un-centered position while riding, especially on rough roads, Cable routing and setup can get tricky and it takes a bit of work and experimenting to come up with the best routing and legnths for them so that the calipers will not have centering issues. Also, as the previous posters have noted, make sure that the mounting bolts are tight enough. any loseness on the mounts just makes the centering problem worse.